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In this article, we explore two approaches to modeling hypermedia-based communication. It is argued that the classical conveyor-tube framework is not applicable to the case of computer-and Internet-mediated communication. We then present a simple but very general system-theoretic model of the communication process, propose its mathematical interpretation,(More)
Modeling human dynamics responsible for the formation and evolution of the so-called social networks – structures comprised of individuals or organizations and indicating connectivities existing in a community – is a topic recently attracting a significant research interest. It has been claimed that these dynamics are scale-free in many practically(More)
This paper outlines a novel theoretical framework to analyze the citation process in a broad context of communication studies. The devised model is validated with two large datasets. From the theory, a three-interval classification system emerges, which is intuitively appealing as it naturally divides all papers into "socially not acknowledged," "socially(More)
The presented work proposes a novel approach to model the citation rate. The paper begins with a brief introduction into informetrics studies and highlights drawbacks of the contemporary approaches to modeling the citation process as a product of social interactions. An alternative modeling framework based on results obtained in cognitive psychology is then(More)
Building on ideas from linguistics, psychology, and social sciences about the possible mechanisms of human decision-making, we propose a novel theoretical framework for the citation analysis. Given the existing trend to investigate citation statistics in the context of various forms of power and Zipfian laws, we show that the popular models of citation have(More)
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